Georgia Tech improved to 6-2 on the season yesterday with an impressive 76-68 victory over the Tulane Green Wave down in New Orleans. Senior Marcus Georges-Hunt finished with an impressive 19 points -- including 15 in the second half -- in the eighth game of his successful final season. Charles Mitchell, who has recorded eight straight double-doubles, finished with 14 rebounds for the game. He is now tied for No. 5 in the nation in that category, averaging 13.0 rebounds per game this season. The Jackets, who have the whole week off as the team tackles final exams, will get back into action next week with a home game against VCU and a rivalry game at Georgia.
As if Mark Richt's hiring at Miami was not discouraging enough, Virginia announced over the weekend that it will be bringing in former BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall to coach the Hoos for the immediate future. Mendenhall, a fixture on BYU's coaching staff since 2003 and head coach since 2005, led the Cougars to one of the most successful decades in school history. He has also proven to be more than proficient at beating Georgia Tech, going 3-0 versus the Jackets with two wins as a head coach and one as a defensive coordinator. Few have forgotten Tech's 42-17 beatdown in Atlanta at the hands of Mendenhall's Cougars back in 2012; BYU also beat Paul Johnson the following year in Provo. Mendenhall takes over for the inexplicably awful Mike London in Charlottesville.
The second annual College Footbal Playoff field was announced over the weekend Clemson, Alabama, Michigan State, and Oklahoma coming in at one through four in that order. The ACC is now 2-for-2 in terms of putting teams into the playoff, which is a figure that I doubt many people anticipated. Hopefully Clemson can have a better showing that Florida State did last season against Oregon when they take on Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl during what will be a rematch of the OU vs. CU bowl game from last season. Clemson dominated Oklahoma in that game, winning 40-6 on the back of Vic Beasley and others.
What are your thoughts on the field for the 2015 CFP? Georgia Tech has transitive wins over three of the teams. Why aren't they in the playoffs?